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“Grass Grows in the Icebox” featuring Stamps community members opens in Ypsilanti

Grass grows in the ice box postcard front

Grass Grows in the Icebox, curated by recent MFA graduate and Lecturer I Nathan Byrne (MFA 21), opens at Soft Projects in Ypsilanti on September 23. An opening reception will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The collaborative exhibition features Stamps faculty and alums, and addresses pressing environmental issues. 

Grass Grows in the Icebox is grounded in an exploration of the intricate relationship between eco-art and absurdity. It brings together a diverse group of artists who address environmental concerns while infusing a sense of jest into their work, resulting in a collection that ranges from the subtly humorous to the outright irreverent.

Exhibition Details:

Phase One Exhibition:

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, September 23, 2:00 p.m. — 6:00 p.m. Features a multi-media performance by Jacklyn Brickman, Kelsey Paschich, & Kevin Abbott at 2:30, 3:30, and 4:30 p.m.

  • Special screening of moving-image works: Friday, October 13, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

  • Closing Reception: Saturday, October 21, 2:00 p.m. — 6:00 p.m.

Phase Two Exhibition:

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, October 28, 2:00 p.m. — 6:00 p.m.

  • Closing Reception: Saturday, December 9, 2:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.

Please email Nate Byrne to arrange additional viewing by appointment. 

Featured Artists (Phase One):

*Collaborative works

Featured Artists (Phase Two):

  • Paper Buck

  • Alicia Escott

  • James Hartunian

  • Erin Mallea

  • Laura Napier

  • Abhishek Narula

  • Shohei Katayama

  • Brittany Sievers

Venue Information:

Soft Projects

306 W. Cross St.

Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Visitors are encouraged to find street parking nearby and enter from W. Cross St. through the gate.